Molecular Medicine PhD Program Curriculum

First Year

Credits

 

Fall

Spring

Tools for Research (MMED 402)

2

 

Research Rotations (MMED 400)*

0

 

Student Seminar Series (MMED 504)

1

 

Human Physiology and Disease (MMED 410)

4

Cell Biology (MMED 415)

2

 

Research Rotations (MMED 400)

0

Student Seminar Series (MMED 504)

 

1

Metabolism and Intro to Pharmacology (MMED 412)

2

Nucleic Acids, Gene Expression & Regulation (MMED 413)

 

2

Host Defense: Infection & Immunity (MMED 416)

2

Mammalian Genetics, Genomics, & Bioinformatics (MMED 414)

 

2

Year Total:

9

9

Second Year

Credits

Fall

Spring

Principles of Clinical and Translational Research (MMED 501)

4

 

Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease (MMED 521)

3

 

Pre-Candidacy Thesis Research (MMED 601)+

min. 2
(full time)

Clinical Experience (MMED 612)

 

2

Advanced Electives**

varies

Pre-Candidacy Thesis Research (MMED 601)

 

(full time)

Year Total:

9

9

Third Year

Fall and Spring Semester Credits

Advanced Elective (if necessary)

 

Approved by Thesis Committee**

Varies

Dissertation Research**
(MMED 701)

Min. 1, more as needed (but 1 is still full time) Need 18 Total

Fourth Year and Beyond

Fall and Spring Semester Credits

Dissertation Research (MMED 701)

1

Total Credits of 701 for Years 3 and beyond

18

Total Credits in Sequence:

* Starts in July

** Credits Vary

+ Credits may vary to yield 9 credits per semester